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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:02 PM
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I have to have back surgery tomorrow. They're doing a lumbar fusion. They're going to screw a metal rod to my spine and fuse a couple vertebrae together. I have several injuries to my spine, including one that people 60 and over usually get. I just thought I'd let you know.
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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:07 PM
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Hope everything goes well with your surgery and wishing you a speedy recovery.


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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:08 PM
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Hope your surgery goes well.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:09 PM
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a reply to: Sheye

Thanks. I hope it goes well, too.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk

Thanks. They said it might take as long as three months before I can drive or even go back to work. That's the worst case scenario though.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:24 PM
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Good Luck amigo!!



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:28 PM
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That's heavy good luck. My backs stuffed as well ,I'm getting an mri soon so the Neuro surgeon can get a better idea of how to move forward with it.

Just curiously did you look into disc replacement, I know a few people that have had them replaced successfully, fusion however is not always successful, maybe 50/50.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:31 PM
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All will be good mate



Take it easy bending after the surgery. Don't try and put your socks on.


Kind regards and best wishes,

bally



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:31 PM
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I hope everything goes well and you recover quickly. You have an excuse for missing ATS tomorrow, but the next day we need to hear how things are going.

Boy, I am a little bossy tonight, must have been the big porterhouse I ate for supper.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:33 PM
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I have to have the same surgery at some point after I injured my spine in Afghanistan.

Good luck to you. It has to be pretty bad if this is the route you're going.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:37 PM
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I hope you feelmuch better soon.
Rest and heal, let us know when you are with it enough how it all went.
E hugs mate!



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:48 PM
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My mom had to have some of her lower back vertebrae fused. It went well for her. I had to have neck surgery, and mine went well. I'm sure you'll do similarly fine.

I'll be thinking of you, but I'm sure it'll go smooth.


You'll be back and right at it before you know it.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 09:51 PM
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You'll be just fine.

So enjoy a couple months of some great pain killers and crappy daytime soaps.

Just make sure to not get addicted....to either.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 10:03 PM
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Good luck Skiddy.

I recommend you Go Commando and leave those skid marks on the hospital sheets for a change. Tell 'em, "A Deplorable person put me up to it."



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 10:06 PM
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Hey Skid!
Sorry to hear you need that surgery.

Prayers for a successful surgery and quick recovery!!



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 10:21 PM
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Best Luck!

Know that all of us here at ATS have “Got Your Back”!

Follow the dr’s orders on the recovery, and forget the socks; none of the Cool Kids are wearing socks anymore.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 10:25 PM
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Your surgery will go well. There will be pain, but you will do much better in time. Hang tough kiddo!



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 10:34 PM
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Had to have a fusion at 23 after a failed laminectomy a year prior.... it blows! But seriously, listen to the docs, doesn't pay not to. Best of luck.



posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:33 PM
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I hope you have a speedy recovery. If the pain medicine you take causes constipation a natural stool softener is vitamin C. it is water soluble so the only danger in taking too much is a sharting incident.

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posted on Sep, 22 2019 @ 11:43 PM
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I can sympathize with everyone that has had Lumbar pain as I deal with it daily. Hoping you have a successful recovery with limited pain.


Sending you some positive thoughts and Prayers.



Johnny

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